Call me old fashioned, but the moment someone tells me "I'm a spiritual healer", it's my first clue they're probably not. There are a lot of those in Portland, we may be the woo-woo capital of the world. Blessed be, keep Portland weird.
A friend from Suriname and I were talking about intuition and he said, "You must listen to life." It really struck me, this idea of listening. I also try to listen to that little voice (yes, yes, among all the voices in my head) to guide my treatments. That little voice is ALWAYS right. I'll feel a little psychic tug just before I pull someone's skin off during a waxing (thank goodness it doesn't happen often! And yes, they signed the waver...) I'll ask them, then they say, "Oh yeah, I just started using Retin A." That little voice is always right--I must actively practice listening to life.
Everyone has a degree of clairvoyance, clairaudience, or clairsentience. I don't think it has anything to do with religion, but to each her own. I see it as some people can sing, some can dance, some have the touch, or the sight, or the hearing.
I have a little of all three, but clairsentience is the strongest. If I touch you I feel things. I know it's weird, I don't like people to touch me unrequested. I'm not trying to be unfriendly, it's just too much information.
From my experience, when my hands get hot touching someone, especially during massage, that's the ticket. It's great to feel when I see massage therapists, in my opinion, those hot handed people are the best. I can feel energy imbalances through the temperature of skin, it's not rocket science. Can I do anything about it? You'd have to ask my clients.
In 2009 I took a Barbara Brennan class in Chakra Balancing. In 2012 I took a Donna Eden class in Energy Medicine. Two classes do not an expert make! However, I have been practicing the techniques I learned on a daily basis with beneficial results.
Chakra is Sanskrit for "wheel, disc or turning". Chakras are energy centers in our spiritual body. Our chakras put out seven or eight colors, depending on who you talk to.
Medical Intuitive Carolyn Myss talks about our biography being our biology. Our cells retain the memories of our lifetime and respond accordingly. Our lifestyle choices affect chakras--stress, poor diet, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco weaken chakras, as do lack of exercise, fresh air, sleep and s-e-x.
Can I fix your chakras? No, I need to practice and learn more. I can energize or relax the chakra temporarily. I can make you aware of your energies, but long term the change is ultimately up to you. Proper diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, breathing, seeing a professional--you must find your own way.
In addition to making your skin look great, Okamura Farm's aromatherapy toners are designed to aid chakra balancing. The colors of the label correspond to chakra color.
Can I balance chakras through the internets? OOh, I'll work on this next.